Annmarie Ray, MD

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

Too many people today feel that medicine has become a detached and impersonal experience. For that reason, I have decided to affiliate with MDVIP, and their national network of physicians. I have never forgotten the words I learned early in my training: “To Cure Sometimes, to Relieve Often, to Comfort Always.”

From the first time I heard these words, almost 30 years ago, I knew they would be my guide in providing care for my patients. While this may seem like an old-fashioned notion, I consider it to be sorely absent in the modern practice of medicine. Diagnosing and treating illness is much more than ordering tests and administering medications. Treating the whole person, as well as the disease, is supposed to be the central tenet of medicine.

As your doctor, I look forward to the opportunity to truly get to know you as a person as well as a patient. I believe that developing a strong doctor-patient relationship establishes a foundation for me to deliver personalized patient-centered care. Taking the time to get to know you allows me to ask the right questions and use the appropriate technology to correctly diagnose and implement a treatment plan. Taking the time to truly listen allows the doctor and patient to work together as partners so that the patient can be the healthiest versions of themselves.

Being a female internal medicine MDVIP-affiliated physician provides me with the opportunity to practice medicine following the guiding principle that the patient is the center of all that we do. This is what sets apart the MDVIP experience from the traditional primary care practice. Prompt and on-time appointments, excellent educational resources, and individualized treatment plans developed for every patient, means that you benefit from care that helps keep you well, not just treat you when you are ill. You get old-fashioned personal attention as well as the opportunity to use some of the newest cutting edge technology. Most importantly, you will feel like a person, not a part on an assembly line.

For me, taking care of patients is both a calling and a privilege. I look forward to partnering with you and I invite you and your family to join me in this endeavor.

Physician Profile

Education

Undergraduate
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY
Bachelor of Science, Zoology 1984
Medical School
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV
Doctorate of Medicine 1988
Internship
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA
1988-1989
Residency
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA
Internal Medicine 1989-1991

Licensure

Pennsylvania

Professional Society Memberships

Pennsylvania Medical Society
Beaver County Medical Society

Hospital Affiliations

Heritage Valley Health System
Kindred Hospital

Honors and Awards

Voted Best Doctor Beaver County 1999, 2013

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
National Committee for Quality Assurance
- Accreditation for Diabetes Care
- Accreditation for Heart and Stroke Care